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Re: Vint Cerf

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____/ SomeBloke on Wednesday 21 May 2008 15:14 : \____

> Here's an interesting opinion from Vint Cerf.
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6960896.stm
> A sample,
> <quote>
> We will also be confronted with a kind of "information decay" in which
> digital objects become less and less accessible owing to the age of the
> software that created it.
>  As an example: it is already a challenge to watch videos posted on the BBC
> website in 1997.
>  Imagine trying to watch the same video in 100 years. Or in one thousand
> years.
>  It's not only file formats that change, though. Changes in computer
> programs, operating systems and even the hardware that we use to build
> computers will accentuate the challenge of keeping digital information
> meaningful.
>  This raises a host of intellectual property questions that will almost
> certainly need to be considered.
> </quote>


Publish And Perish

"So far there's no business case for digital preservation--in fact, for
software makers like Microsoft, planned obsolescence is the plan."

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